Food Blogger Connect 2010- Thank You!

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After a day of rest and recuperation, a myriad of emails, pictures and reviews of FBC 2010 to ingest and a quick bit of film editing to create the trailer for FBC 2010 (music by the musical genius Chris) I feel like things are somewhat back to normal.

I am so overwhelmed with all the positive comments, emails and the very comprehensive feedback many of the attendees have already shared via the FBC10 conference survey.

Over the last six months I have seen many sleepless nights. There were never ending days in front of the computer, countless hours of negotiations on the phone, thousands of emails sent back and forth, disagreements, budget issues and even at one point I managed to neglect, if even for a short while, this very dear blog; my real passion in life. So, I am absolutely over the moon that it all went so well and of course, there is always room for improvement. What I’m most looking forward to now is getting some sleep before it all starts again.

So, yes, I am very proud. I am also very proud of my team mates. I am so thankful for Hilda, her honesty and solid advice and her readiness to help with anything throughout the planning stages of the conference. A big thank you to Mowie, my dearest friend, who was always there to listen, who’s advice, support and encouragement I always cherish. Sari, thank you so much for jumping in at the last minute with such enthusiasm and dedication and Mayssam for taking the conference ‘live’ via your skillful live tweeting. You rock girl! Finally, my amazing husband Chris who was there the whole time and for all his help on the ground this weekend. You made the conference complete, baby.

To all the speakers, Meeta, Jamie, Hilda, Mowie, Jeanne, Jaden, Niall, Kerrin & Julia– You are all rock stars!

Once again, I would like to thankΒ  all the attendees as it was YOU that made this conference what it was. I wish everyone of you all the success in the future with your blogs and remember that the most important thing is to ‘Be Yourself’, “Have Faith”, and “Believe.”

And so my dear readers, here’s what happened at Food Blogger Connect 2010…

FBC 2011 is already in the planning and will take place the first week of June on the 3rd, 4th & 5th. There are plans for more things to happen before and during the conference so stay tuned! You can follow fbc happenings on Twitter via the FBC twitter handle @bloggerconnect. Also, check out our website and be sure to subscribe either via email or RSS.

P.S- More pictures from the FBC10 weekend can be seen here.

Much love xx

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36 Responses to “Food Blogger Connect 2010- Thank You!”
  1. Chris Bourne 9 June 2010 at 12:33 pm #

    Thank you madam…it was a blast!

  2. tiina { sparkling ink } 9 June 2010 at 12:38 pm #

    Thank you Beth and everyone behind the scenes who made the weekend happen. It was lovely to meet you all!

  3. ZoeH 9 June 2010 at 12:46 pm #

    Beth, I wonder if you slept at all organising FBC II, seeing as I got replies to my mail sent at 2 am almost before I hit send! (What was I doing emailing at 2am?!). But it was a fantastic weekend, so thank you again!. You, Chris, the team and speakers are stars. Let the countdown begin again!

  4. Neel | Learn Food Photography 9 June 2010 at 12:48 pm #

    I have been following all the tweets and have seen the pics and the videos…. I missed on this one big time… sigh!! With tools like twitter and facebook, you and everybody’s efforts have gone far far away (even across the pond πŸ˜‰ and this event was much bigger than the number of people that attended in person.

    Thanks for putting this together.

    • Bethany 9 June 2010 at 1:44 pm #

      Thanks Neel! It has been very overwhelming and inspiring!

  5. Mowie @ Mowielicious 9 June 2010 at 12:51 pm #

    You’re the STAR my dear – this was such a success. And now on to FBC11 – yay! More sleepless nights! =) xxx

  6. Miriam/The Winter Guest 9 June 2010 at 1:04 pm #

    Greeeeeat recap! I wish I had been there… maybe next time, I’ll be lucky, maybe next time… I’ll win!!

    • Bethany 9 June 2010 at 1:43 pm #

      Yes! Fingers Crossed!

  7. Hilda 9 June 2010 at 1:08 pm #

    You’re a cutie.
    You should have seen us outside the Firefly office with our faces stuck to the window on Friday, it totally encapsulated all the work in a few comical minutes.
    I’m so glad it all went so well with all the different things that happened throughout and happy that everyone seems so pleased with the outcome. x

    • Bethany 9 June 2010 at 1:43 pm #

      There were so many moments like huh!! Here we go again :0 xx

  8. Marisa 9 June 2010 at 1:09 pm #

    This looks like so much fun! And it seems you did an outstanding job at organising all of it.

  9. Daily Spud 9 June 2010 at 1:21 pm #

    Thank you so much for all the effort put in (and for the laughs over curry) – can’t wait to do it all over again!

    • Bethany 9 June 2010 at 1:42 pm #

      Thanks Aoife! It was a hysterical dinner. Loved it and loved getting to know you more.

  10. Sara 9 June 2010 at 1:59 pm #

    Looks like you guys had a blast! I hope to attend one these conferences myself oneday! πŸ™‚ Love your blog! πŸ™‚

  11. nina 9 June 2010 at 2:51 pm #

    What an amazing experience, this is so awesome to have been a virtual part of this!!!

    • Bethany 10 June 2010 at 7:54 am #

      It was so lovely to meet you Nina. Thanks for making the weekend so special!

  12. Krista 9 June 2010 at 3:44 pm #

    I’m so glad it went so beautifully for you after all your hard work, Bethany. πŸ™‚ I’ve loved all the photos and stories coming out and maybe next year I’ll be able to join you. πŸ™‚

    • Bethany 10 June 2010 at 7:54 am #

      Oh yes say you’ll come?! Would absolutely love to finally meet you Krista!! x

  13. Heather Davis 9 June 2010 at 4:06 pm #

    Hey Beth what lovely words. I don’t think I’ll ever tire of watching that video. Keep in touch. We Americans living in England married to Brits need to stick together!! Hx

    • Bethany 10 June 2010 at 7:54 am #

      Amen sister! And yes had the video on this morning while sipping tea… great start to the day πŸ™‚

  14. Eunice 9 June 2010 at 4:38 pm #

    Thanks Beth & Chris for the wonderful wonderful job. What we experienced was only made possible by months of effort, blood (hopefully not), sweat and tears on your part πŸ™‚ Really appreciate it and it was great meeting all of you!

    • Bethany 10 June 2010 at 7:53 am #

      Sweat and tears yes no blood thankfully πŸ™‚ Thanks for attending Eunice x

  15. Asha@FSK 9 June 2010 at 5:35 pm #

    Beth, I have been reading fantastic reviews about FBC 2010 on so many blogs! Hats off to you and your team for pulling it off so beautifully!! :)))

    • Bethany 10 June 2010 at 7:52 am #

      Thanks Asha! Hopefully we will finally meet in person next year!

  16. Sarah, Maison Cupcake 9 June 2010 at 6:41 pm #

    I can’t thank you enough for organising such an amazing weekend, you’ve worked so hard these last few months and I’m so happy that it all went with such a bang. Next year will be a hard act to follow!

    • Bethany 10 June 2010 at 7:52 am #

      I know… Next year has got to be better! Thanks again Sarah x

  17. Leila 9 June 2010 at 7:40 pm #


    Thank you so much for organizing so well this event. It was my first FBC and is not going to be the last! I loved every minute although I am a bit shy and I would like to meet more people. You are a lovely girl and I hope you can have some rest now but not for too long. ?

    Take care and thank you once again.

    • Bethany 10 June 2010 at 7:51 am #

      Hello Leila! It was wonderful having you πŸ™‚ We will have more ideas about how to help you break the ice at next year’s…

  18. Kerrin @ MyKugelhopf 9 June 2010 at 8:53 pm #

    b r a v o b !!!

    major rounds of applause coming your way from the alps – can you hear them ?! πŸ˜‰ all of your hard work certainly paid off, and everyone knows it. well done, what an event, what a weekend ! you and chris are quite the team, just fantastic !! everyone is already buzzing about fbc 2011 ! the countdown has begun. but please, pretty please, do get some sleep. xoxo

    • Bethany 10 June 2010 at 7:50 am #

      Hey Kerrin! Thank you so much. I really appreciate it xx Your a great speaker and you did an outstanding job! x

  19. Eli 9 June 2010 at 9:00 pm #

    looks like you guys had a blast! best of luck for next year.

  20. Bron 10 June 2010 at 9:17 am #

    Such a seamlessly flawless weekend, FBC10 was a great place to be, I can only stand back in admiration.

    Thanks so much to you and Chris for all the work and all the speakers who shared so much.

    So glad there will be more.

  21. Rachel 11 June 2010 at 2:51 pm #

    Bethany, You are truly a gifted Events Manager…it was an unforgettable weekend that is up there as one of my favourite times ever!
    Your hard work really paid off, and the speakers were fantastic!
    I can’t wait until next year. Thank-you again, Rachel

  22. Jeanne @ CookSister! 11 June 2010 at 4:31 pm #

    LOVE that video – it perfectly encapsulates the fab weekend everyone had. Even after 6 years of blogging I learnt something from each speaker. It was a great privelege and a huge amount of fun to be handed the mike to speak again – thanks for organising once again & see you at FBC11!


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